25th International Balloon Meet in Velikiye Luki comes soon!

25th Ballon Meet in the town on the River Lovat' going to start 11th and will last for a week till 17th of June of 2020. This is anniversary meeting and this year is unusual too! As we know, this year has been announced in Russia as Year of Memory and Glory in honor of 75th anniversary great victory in Great Patriotic War.

Velikiy Luke survived harsh times, remembers its heroes and was called with the title “Town of Military Glory". Nowadays, our citizens live under a peaceful blue sky and have an opportunity to enjoy the great view of enormous and colorful balloons in it every summer. The town is already preparing to hosts pilots and all fans of aeronautics.

During the Meet, following events and competitions will take place:

  • 26th Russian Aeronautics Championship (for Russian pilots participating in competitions);
  • 13th Cup of Friendship (for all pilots participating in competitions);
  • The 16th Cup of the town of Velikiye Luki for pilots who have proven their good feelings for the town and dedication to our meets (for pilots who had already participated in the International Hot Balloon Meet in Velikiye Luki at least ten times to the time of registration);
  • 14th Princess Olga Cup (for all female pilots participating in competitions).

    Like many years in row, PJSC Gazprom is General Sponsor of the 25th International Balloon Meet.

    So, the registration of the meet participants will begin on the morning of June 11. By tradition, the sports and health center Streletc is chosen as Center of Competition. It is placed on str. Botvina, 4. In the same day training flights will be held. And in the evening the most spectacular Key Grab competition, so beloved by the townspeople, will take place. This time it is dedicated to the Anniversary of International Hot Air Balloon Meet in Velikie Luki.

    Training flights will be held morning of June 12. Registration of participants will be continuing since 9am till 2pm . A general briefing will take place at 3pm. Also ceremony of opening and presentation of the participants of the meeting are planned on Lenin Square. Then column of cars with balloons and aeronauts will pass to the place of the mass start.

    Sports flights will be held for a period of 13th to 17th of June. The ceremonial closing of 25 Hot Air Balloon Meet will take place in 5pm of 17th of June. And latter in the evening beautiful night glow of balloons show on Lenin Square and on Matrosov Embankment will became a final point of the events.

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